Monday, February 07, 2005

Bush Budget Priorities

WASHINGTON - President Bush (news - web sites) sent Congress a $2.57 trillion budget plan Monday that would boost spending on the military and homeland security but seeks spending cuts across a wide swath of other government programs. Bush's budget would reduce subsidies paid to farmers, cut health programs for poor people and veterans and trim spending on the environment and education.

"It is a budget that sets priorities," Bush said after a meeting with his Cabinet. "It's a budget that reduces and eliminates redundancy. It's a budget that's a lean budget."

Yes, it does very clearly delineate BushCo priorities. To an extent, anyway.

What the budget fails to prioritize is funding for the continuing quagmire and the proposed Social Security transition -- because there's no line item for either in the budget. So not only does the submitted budget set priorities, it's one huge lie right out of the chute.

[voice style="Claude Raines"]    I'm shocked, shocked...   [/voice]

DKos has much more.